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Design of Airfoil for Given Lift Activity

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If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.

Given the following constraints, use FoilSim to design an airplane wing that generates 15,000 pounds of lift. Use the table shown below to record your answers.

  1. The maximum airspeed of the plane is 115 mph.
  2. The airplane must be able to fly at an altitude of 35,000 feet.
  3. The maximum angle of attack the airplane can achieve before it begins to stall is 5 degrees.
  4. Record your values for Thickness, Camber, and Area.

Variable

Desired Value

Actual Value

Airspeed:

 

 

 

Altitude:

 

 

 

Angle:

 

 

 

Thickness:

 

 

 

Camber:

 

 

 

Area:

 

 

 

Lift:

 

 

 


Related Pages:
Standards
Worksheet
Lesson Index
Aerodynamics Index

 

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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:47:13 PM EDT 2014

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